Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 09 Number
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 08 Person
We follow the Method that is widely used in Dilemmatic Grammar, i. e. we create a whole story for every Example Sentence by Horizontal Extension.
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 07 Time
Here we follow the logics detailed in Dilemmatic Grammar. In the First Dilemma, we make a very clear distinction between Time and Tense and it is vitally important if we want to build a Comprehension-Based, rather than a Knowledge-Based Learning Environment.
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 06 Contraction
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 05 Verbals 2
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 04 Verbals
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 03 Visibility
Anomalous Finites: Venn Diagram 02 Friends of Not
Only the 24 Anomalous Finites can combine with the negative adverb not thus making either the whole sentence or part of the sentence negative.
Most of the Anomalous Finites can be contracted into a short form with not but others stay separate words.
Now read on to learn more about the word NOT:
1. forming negatives: a negative adverb used to form structures indicating that something is to no degree or in no way the case or conveying the general notion "no."
It is often used to express refusal, denial, or the negation of a statement just made.
(often contracted in spoken and informal written English to "n't")
Don't you think you've done enough?
Not every household has a dishwasher.
There's nothing in my account, not one cent.
Not only was the meal expensive, the service was bad, too.
2. sentence substitute: used as a sentence substitute when indicating denial, refusal or negation, in order to avoid repetition
"Won't you come with us?" "Certainly not."
I don't think I'll be late, at least I hope not.
3. indicating opposite: tagged onto the end of a statement to indicate that the truth is the opposite of what has been stated (humorous)
You're really going to enjoy this - not!
[14th century. Contraction of nought ]
not at all used as a polite way of acknowledging somebody's thanks
not that used to introduce a clause that explicitly denies something that the listener might infer from a previous or subsequent statement
I'm actually seeing her tonight. Not that it's any of your business!
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